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Challenging the perceptions of employment

30th March 2021

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By Emily Ross, Specialist Vocational Advisor

We want all our learners and those who use our services to aspire to access some form of employment. When we talk about employment, we mean it in the broadest sense of the word, including work placements, internships, volunteering, and meaningful activity.

As part of the grant awarded to BeyondAutism by City Bridge Trust we established the Employment Advisory Committee whose remit is to create a vocational toolkit as well as supporting our learners to access employment.

The toolkit, which launches in July, will be a vital asset to our organisation. Containing a Vocational Profile and assessments, the toolkit will be a key aid for our learners to support with employment opportunities. It will also be available as a free download for individuals, parents, carers and support workers.

Be the first to know when the toolkit launches and register your interest today using the form below!

It is vital that employers make their workplace more inclusive. Diversity in a workforce cannot truly exist unless the environment is inclusive. As well as individual support the toolkit will also contain information on reasonable adjustments and ways employers can support. Additional support for employers can also be found in our training offering. We can provide training for employers to ensure all staff members are confident in how to support colleagues with autism. Find out more about our training here.

With the pandemic effecting employment opportunities for everyone, it has never been more important that we do all we can to support people with autism while also supporting employers, to make the recruitment process and world of work more inclusive and accessible.

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